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TPower i45 BIOS And Overclocking

11-Way P45 Motherboard Shootout
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BIOS Frequency and Voltage settings (for overclocking)
FSB Frequency 100 to 800 MHz (1 MHz)
Clock Multiplier Adjustment Yes
DRAM Ratios 1.0, 1.2, 1.25, 1.5, 1.60, 1.67, 2.0
PCIe Clock 100 to 150 MHz (1 MHz)
CPU Vcore -0.200 to +1.200 Volts (0.050 Volts)
CPU FSB Voltage +0.00 - +0.350 - +0.750 (0.025, 0.05 Volts)
Northbridge (MCH) +0.00 - +0.350 - +0.700 (0.025, 0.10 Volts)
Southbridge (ICH) Not Adjustable
DRAM Voltage Stock to +1.850 Volts (0.05 Volts)
CAS Latency Range tCAS : 3-7 ; tRCD : 3-10 ; tRP : 3-10 ; tRAS : 9-24

TPower i45 overclocking controls are nearly identical to Biostar’s less-expensive TP45 HP, but with slightly greater CPU core voltage range.

The biggest advantage the TPower i45 had over its cheaper sibling is the ability to support our Crucial Ballistix memory at DDR2-1066 CAS 5-5-5-15 and 2.2 volts. Then again, nearly every motherboard save for Biostar’s cheaper TP45 HP can do this.

All of the important memory timings can be adjusted. But disabling “Configure by SPD” will force builders to manually choose every timing, since an “Automatic” value for individual settings doesn’t exist. We were fortunate enough to get away with BIOS defaults when setting our main timings to 5-5-5-15.

A “Clock Gen” sub-menu provides PCI Express clock and several skew plus driving strength controls.

The TPower i45 Voltage sub-menu looks identical to that of the TP45 HP, but allows a greater range of CPU core settings.

Ten profiles store custom BIOS configurations, just in case a user is forced to use the “CLR_CMOS” jumper following a missed boot.

Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. ASRock P45R2000-WiFi
  3. P45R2000-WiFi Onboard Devices
  4. P45R2000-WiFi BIOS And Overclocking
  5. P45R2000-WiFi Software And Accessories
  6. ASRock P45TS-R
  7. P45TS-R Onboard Devices
  8. P45TS-R BIOS And Overclocking
  9. P45TS-R Software And Accessories
  10. Asus Maximus II Formula
  11. Maximus II Formula Onboard Devices
  12. Maximus II Formula BIOS And Overclocking
  13. Maximus II Formula Software And Accessories
  14. Asus P5Q Deluxe
  15. P5Q Deluxe Onboard Devices
  16. P5Q Deluxe BIOS And Overclocking
  17. P5Q Deluxe Software And Accessories
  18. Biostar TSeries TP45 HP
  19. TP45 HP Onboard Devices
  20. TP45 HP BIOS And Overclocking
  21. TP45 HP Software And Accessories
  22. Biostar TPower i45
  23. TPower i45 Onboard Devices
  24. TPower i45 BIOS And Overclocking
  25. TPower i45 Software And Accessories
  26. ECS Black Series P45T-A
  27. P45T-A Onboard Devices
  28. P45T-A BIOS And Overclocking
  29. P45T-A Software And Accessories
  30. Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6
  31. EP45-DQ6 Onboard Devices
  32. EP45-DQ6 BIOS And Overclocking
  33. EP45-DQ6 Software And Accessories
  34. Jetway HI04
  35. HI04 Onboard Devices
  36. HI04 BIOS And Overclocking
  37. HI04 Software And Accessories
  38. MSI P45 Platinum
  39. P45 Platinum Onboard Devices
  40. P45 Platinum BIOS And Overclocking
  41. P45 Platinum Software And Accessories
  42. MSI P45D3 Platinum
  43. P45 D3 Platinum BIOS And Overclocking
  44. P45D3 Platinum Software And Accessories
  45. Test Hardware
  46. Benchmark Configuration
  47. Benchmark Results: 3D Games
  48. Benchmark Results: Applications
  49. Benchmark Results: Video Encoding And Synthetics
  50. Performance Analysis
  51. Onboard Audio Quality
  52. Power Consumption And Temperature
  53. Overclocking
  54. Conclusion
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